Lu Li

  • Columbia College, B.A., 1996
  • Columbia, J.D., 1996
  • Columbia, M.B.A., 1996

Li Lu is the founder and Chairman of Himalaya Capital, a multi-billion-dollar investment firm that primarily focuses on long-term investment opportunities in Asia and the U.S.  He has been running the firm’s principal fund, Himalaya Capital Investors, LP, continuously since January 1, 1998.

Li Lu was born and raised in China. From 1990 to 1996, he attended Columbia University and earned three degrees simultaneously: a B.A. in Economics from Columbia College, a J.D. from Columbia Law School, and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.

He currently serves as a trustee of Columbia University and Caltech.      

He is a past recipient of the John Jay Award from Columbia College, the Raoul Wallenberg Human Rights Award from the Congressional Human Rights Foundation as well as the Reebok Human Rights Award. He is featured in the National Museum of American History’s Family of Voices online exhibit.